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Events - Jan 13 18

01/13/18 at 12:00 am

Adult Tennis Beginner 123

Looking to learn the sport of a lifetime? Played before but haven’t picked up a racket in awhile? Adult Tennis 123 is perfect for you!

You will learn all tennis strokes over the course of a month. Session start the beginning of each month; choose from one of the following: Tues. 9-10am, Wed. 6-7pm, or Sat. 10-11am. Cost is $55 and includes free court time on the weekends, a free cardio tennis class, a free social tennis mixer, and more! There is an option to join fitness and yoga as well.

Right now there is a half price Groupon for Maine Pines Tennis 123: www.groupon.com/deals/maine-pines-racquet-fitness-1-3. Call 729-8433 or email jason.terry718@gmail.com. See you on the courts.

01/13/18 at 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Broadway Baby Class

Studio 48 Performing Arts Center is launching a new program for Toddlers starting the week of November 6, 2017.

  • Mondays- Twinkle Star Dance 2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots  3-4 pm  Petite Ballet (ages 5-8) 4-5 pm
  • Tuesdays- Creative Movement   3:45-4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – Twinkle Star Dance  2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots 3-4 pm
  • Fridays –   November 10-December 22  ( 6 week program),   Fairy Tale Theater  1:20-2:30 pm
  • Fridays –  January 12-February 16, 2018  (6 week program),  Tiny Tot String Class   1:30-2:30 pm
  • Saturdays-  Broadway Baby Class  9:15-10 am 

To download a brochure, visit us on the web at www.studio48pac.com and on the home page download our brochure.

01/13/18 at 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Tiny Tot String Class

Studio 48 Performing Arts Center is launching a new program for Toddlers starting the week of November 6, 2017.

  • Mondays- Twinkle Star Dance 2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots  3-4 pm  Petite Ballet (ages 5-8) 4-5 pm
  • Tuesdays- Creative Movement   3:45-4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – Twinkle Star Dance  2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots 3-4 pm
  • Fridays –   November 10-December 22  ( 6 week program),   Fairy Tale Theater  1:20-2:30 pm
  • Fridays –  January 12-February 16, 2018  (6 week program),  Tiny Tot String Class   1:30-2:30 pm

  • Saturdays-  Broadway Baby Class  9:15-10 am 

To download a brochure, visit us on the web at www.studio48pac.com and on the home page download our brochure.

01/13/18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MLK Celebration with Novel Jazz Band

UUCB Concerts for a Cause

presents

MLK Celebration with Novel Jazz Septet

Novel Jazz Septet

The “UUCB Concerts for a Cause” MLK Celebration on January 13th features the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn –  civil rights activists, friends and favorite musicians of Martin Luther King, Jr – along with interesting stories about their relationship with Dr. King, their experiences with racism and homophobia, and how this affected their music and forged their promotion of civil rights.

The musicians of “Novel Jazz,” who hail from all over Maine, have been performing straight-ahead jazz around Maine and New England for over three decades. They draw from the Great American Songbook and specialize in the works of Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

A decade ago, they embarked on a project to go through the massive archive of compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn– who wrote about 2,500 pieces between them– transcribe some lesser known gems for the band and reinterpret them with a 21st century sound.   Resulting in 3 CDs and a special PBS interview about the project.  In addition, several two-hour programs dedicated to Novel Jazz have been broadcast on Maine Public Radio’s jazz show, “Jazz Tonight” over the years.

Novel Jazz Septet will play some of the rare numbers from the Ellington Band between the 1920’s to the 1960’s, along with the classic jazz standards jazz written by these iconic composers.  Many of the tunes were written to feature the many instruments of the Ellington orchestra.  The instrumental configuration of the Novel Jazz septet (three horns with a four-piece rhythm section) was Ellington’s favorite small band combination for those times when he wasn’t composing for the 18-piece orchestra.

Terry Teachout remarked in his brilliant biography of Duke, “Unlike many artists who won fame during their lifetimes, Ellington underwent no posthumous decline in his reputation.  He is universally acknowledged as the greatest composer in the history of jazz and, increasingly, as one of the greatest of any kind in the history of American music, as well as a peerlessly creative big-band orchestrator, a pianist of formidable originality, and an enduring exemplar of black accomplishment and pride.”

Strayhorn’s talents were equally laudable.  As the author David Hajdu put it in his book, Lush Life, “Billy Strayhorn was one of the greatest composers in the history of American music, the creator of a body of work that includes such standards as “Take the ‘A’ Train”. Yet, all his life, Strayhorn was overshadowed by his friend and collaborator Duke Ellington, with whom he worked for three decades as the Ellington Orchestra’s ace songwriter.”

The MLK Celebration will highlight the works of both Ellington and Strayhorn, together and separately.

Barney Balch-Tenor, Alto and Soprano Trombone; Mike Mitchell-Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn;  Bryan Jones-Alto Saxophone;  Bill Manning – Drums; Herb Maine-Bass; David Clarke- Guitar; Mickey Felder-Piano

TICKETS:
$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $8 Students/Children
Available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online at http://noveljazz.brownpapertickets.com/

Proceeds from the Concerts for a Cause series raises money for church programming and local charities.  In the past two years, the concerts series has raised over $18,000 for local charities.

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